• Theo Sypris, Director
  • Midwest Institute
    P.O. Box 325
    Oshtemo, MI 49077

  • Ph: 269-488-4283
  • or 269-488-4534
  • Fax: 269-488-4458
The Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education(MIIIE) is a self-funded consortium of two-year colleges located in the Midwest region. Its primary objective is to support curriculum and professional development by organizing curriculum workshops, fall and spring conferences, overseas projects for faculty and students, assistance with grant development, provide faculty mentoring and professional networking.

Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education - headlines.

  • June 4th 2015:
    Week-long curriculum workshops are planned in Kalamazoo, Michigan:
    Global Stewardship, Norms, and Values (Monday-Friday, August 3-7, 2015).
    Global Migrations and Transnational Migrations (Monday-Friday, August 10-14, 2015).
    Each workshop is limited to 15 faculty participants (Title VI funding).
    Each faculty will receive a $1,000 stipend for participation and development of a curriculum module.
    All lodging, meals, materials and programming will be provided.
    For an application and additional information, contact Theo Sypris.
  • June 4th 2015:
    The Midwest Institute is planning to submit four Fulbright GPA projects to the U.S. Department of Education for five weeks in summer 2016 to: China, Czech Republic, India, Japan and S. Korea.
    For each project, 15 faculty will be selected to participate in the overseas trip and undertake curriculum and professional development.
    For an application and project information, contact Theo Sypris.
  • June 4th 2015:
    Starting in April 2011 thru December 2016, the Midwest Institute will offer a traveling exhibition on "The Evolution of Chinese Writing and Calligraphy" to colleges in our consortium. The exhibit includes 12 panels (6x3 feet) on the evolution of Chinese writing and 32 Calligraphy frames (24x32 inches) of various styles.
    For an application to host the China exhibit, contact Theo Sypris.
  • June 4th 2015:
    Friday-Saturday, April 17-18, 2015
    at Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Global Education at Ivy Tech CC
    How to Develop a Global Studies Program
    Organizing Study Abroad programs
    Curriculum Modules on Food, Water, and Quality of Life
    Globalize the Curriculum with Digital Content
    Program Opportunities in China
    Infusing Environmental Issues in Courses
    Curriculum Infusion on East & SE Asia
    Global Trade and Finance Issues
    Global Exchanges and Networks
    International Peace and Conflict Resolution
    Languages and Intercultural Communication
    Global Poverty and Inequality
    Global Healthcare and Education
    Internationalization of Vocational-Technical programs
    Models and Approaches to International Degrees
    Electronic Resources for Global Education
    International Students and Two-Year Colleges
    Global Competencies
    Business & Industry Partnerships on Global Projects
    Global Modules on Food and Water Issues
    Collaboration with International Centers of Universities
    Global Stewardship and Sustainability Projects
  • June 4th 2015:
    The Midwest Institute is planning a multi-year project with Vocational Colleges in China, starting fall 2015.
    1) Share expertise on selected vocational programs.
    2) Curriculum development on selected vocational courses.
    3) Faculty and student exchanges.
    4) Degree + Certificate (2+1) programs for Chinese students.
    For more information contact Theo Sypris ( or 269-488-4283).